Category Archives: Christian Living

“Postmodernity, Critical (Race) Theory, Cultural Marxism, and you” – links to a series of articles

John Stackhouse is a theologian who teaches at Crandall University in Canada. He’s from a Plymouth Brethren background, educated at Queen’s University, Wheaton Graduate School, and the University of Chicago. He generally has a pretty sensible Christian view of most contemporary issues. … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ must be the center and norm for Christian public engagement.

Jesus Christ must be the center and the norm for Christian public engagement. Why? Because Christ and Christ’s Spirit aren’t at work only in our hearts, families, and churches, but in our civic communities, cities, nations, and the entire world. … Continue reading

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On Women in the Church and in Marriage

In the past I wrote a series of posts considering biblical teaching on women in the church and in marriage. Several people have asked me about this recently so I thought I’d make the posts easy to find by adding … Continue reading

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Trust Leads to Change

I listened to an interview with Matt and Julie Canlis. They both had quite profound things to say. One thing Matt said is sticking: The biggest way to impact the world is to be trusted by a few. And then, … Continue reading

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Justo Gonzales, on The Changing Shape of Church History

Justo Gonzales closes his book The Changing Shape of Church History: No longer can the church claim the religious hegemony it once had… Many Christians think that thIs means that the church is losing is power, and yearn with nostalgia … Continue reading

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Unconditional Love or Unconditional Affirmation

Unconditional affirmation and unconditional love are not the same thing. To demand the former is to actually exclude the latter. Sam Allberry

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antichrist church

The cultivation of consumer spirituality is the antithesis of a sacrificial, “deny yourself” congregation. A consumer church is an antichrist church. Eugene Peterson

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Using a form of Lectio Divina for personal meditation

This is a very brief “cheat sheet” on using lectio divina in times of personal solitude with God. Summary Be alone. Prepare your heart and mind. Then: Read – Out loud? Repeat. Reflect – Think it over. What stands out? … Continue reading

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Notes from the Other Side – Jane Kenyon

I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching one’s own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no plastic, no insurance premiums, and of course no illness. Contrition does … Continue reading

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Alan Jacobs’ “The Politics of Long Joy”

Alan Jacobs has re-cycled an excellent essay he wrote ten years ago as a column for the late lamented Books & Culture. He found what he had to say then particularly apropos to the present day. I don’t recall reading … Continue reading

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